Yes, you read it right – There is no provision on paternity leave in Indian labour law for private sector workers. On the other hand All India and Central Civil Services Rules allow Central government employees 15 days of paternity leave. This also extends to cases where a child has been adopted.
Off lately there has been a news that if the Paternity Benefit Bill, 2017 goes through, fathers will be able to get paternity leave extendable up to three months. Member of Parliament from Maharashtra, Rajeev Satav, did quote in Business Today, “Child care is the joint responsibility of both parents. They must devote time to the newborn to ensure its proper well-being,”
a) The Swedes are entitled to 480 combined days of paid parental leave—240 for mom and 240 for dad.
b) In the US, there is no federally-mandated paid parental leave
c) In Norway, parents are entitled to 46 weeks at full salary, or 56 weeks at 80% pay.
d) Germany : Father or mother can take up to 52 weeks of parental leave with a minimum of 2 months for each parent. If both parents take at least 2 months, the leave is extended up to 60 weeks
e) Iceland : Father is entitled to up to 6 months leave, of which 3 months are mandatory. During this period of leave they are paid 80% of their normal pay.
f) Spain : Fathers are entitled to 30 days of paid leave.
So now that you have a good background of the topic, lets shift our attention to the ground reality of what some of the companies have to offer for fathers (Following data is collected via various news articles and information which is publicly available. In case you want to add / edit, do feel free to do so in the interest of the readers)
Amazing numbers right!!! The range is from 1 day to 52 weeks. Would be interesting to see how would be landscape change if and when the law passes in parliament for granting 3 months leave.
Would be great to know your views on this topic and also if you want to add / edit any companies, do feel free to comment on this blog. As this is a sheet that we will keep updating for the benefit of the readers.
- WhatsApp Groups : NoJargon, HR Forum
There has been a lot of buzz about Health & Wellness. Some weeks back I feel fortunate to be part of a Tweet Chat organized by Life and Money and that did give me a fantastic opportunity to make some research on this important, however most of the time overlooked topic and gain my interest. You can follow #LnMChat on Twitter for more conversations around this topic.
Meanwhile, here are some insights that did help me learn more about why is Health & Wellness so important and need self-attention.
- Indian wellness sector is at INR 500 billion and it is expected to hit the mark of $1 trillion by 2020.
- In India, diabetic nephropathy is expected to develop in 6.6 million of the 30 million patients suffering from diabetes
- Number of people with hypertension was 118.2 million in 2000 to 213.5 million by 2025
Some of us would say that this data is an eye-opener and we need to do something about it. Well, it’s great to see corporates doing their bit towards encouraging employees to take Health & Wellness seriously. Did see lot of action at Tieto that were in the right direction to encourage and inspire employees to work towards their Health & Wellness area. Some of them includes:
- Regular participation and sponsoring Marathons, Inter sports competitions
- Free Annual Health Checkup for all employees
- Fitness Challenge across the company and encourage employees to track their steps
- Gym Kit as a annual gift to all employees
- Regular Health Tips
- Tieto has Launched a dedicate Employee Assistance Program that includes; Counselling & Coaching, Online Self Help Tools, Diet and Nutrition Services, Critical Incident Stress Management for employees
It’s also a great opportunity for us as employees to also leverage such programs. Health & Wellness is not just the responsibility of corporates, nevertheless it’s our responsibility to take care of our health. Would be great to also know and learn how is your company promoting and encouraging Health & Wellness programs.
PS: Organizations are going great length to support health & wellness but if individuals are not participating then it is just another initiative which would vanish soon.
All it takes is just Red or Green button to get insights around employee morale. One set of folks would be more keen to talk about Systems, AI, Machine Learning, High End Gadgets etc to track and measure employees morale. Whereas the other set of folks might want something which is easy, simple and effective.
Well, if you are looking for the 2nd option, this might be something that you would like to explore. During some research assignment around how to gauge employees morale, in simple words the mood of employees, I landed on this interesting site : Celpax .They have a simple yet strong mission, a mission to make it as easy as possible for all employees to participate in improving the workplace. This is where they caught my attention and I happened to order the device and get a feel of it. PS: The 1st device is FREE. You read it right, FREE.
So the device did travel across the world; it came all the way from Barcelona to Germany to Amsterdam to Mumbai and then finally Pune 🙂 And to make things interesting there was a personalized note too in the box (Contains Device, Collaterals, How to Install Note) PS: It did take around 3 mins to install the device.
Now that the system is on, it will be interesting to see what insights can be recorded. For folks who are totally into DATA, there is a dashboard that you get access to. This is the place where in you get Mood KPI information, weekly data, trends, days wise participation etc.
So, what are you waiting for, go ahead and explore this simple, easy and effective way to involve your employees and put a smile on their face (Hopefully a Green Button 🙂 )
Would be great to also know your views on this interesting way to improve your workplace aka happiness quotient.
The results are out!!! It’s time to uncover some interesting insights around the world famous keyword aka “Jargon”. I am sure we have all used it in some or the form, forums, events, workplace, outside workplace and so on 🙂 This is a small attempt to capture the pulse and thoughts of folks who are exposed to the world of Jargons. They could be folks who have used it or were at receiving end of a Jargon.
So, enough of gyan. Let’s look at the results.
I am sure by now you would agree that Jargons are everywhere. It’s a choice to use it or not. But would be great to know your views, inputs, suggestions, reactions around these results.
“Send a reminder mail to Mr. Jayant, Miss Naina and Mr. Kunjal for sending across their Education and Work Experience Certificates”
“Share the list of last weekend drives final Dot Net and Java Selects. Also attach their Interview Assessment Sheets”
“Do Schedule a meeting with Mr. Kamdar on 5th Oct at 4pm IST for discussion around celebrating #WomanAtWork. Also attach Diversity Hiring Report 2016 with the schedule”
Response: Done 🙂 Happy to help.
So, by now you would have realized that I am dictating this to someone and that someone has done the needful. Any guess who this someone might be? Well, it’s my new friend aka Google Allo. Life has become easy and I am able to focus on other productive work. All I have to do is type these instructions and Google Allo (Assistant) will do the rest. This is really an amazing way to delegate some transactional work and it surely saves lot of your time. You can ask for reports, schedule meeting, set reminders, ask Allo to also attach important files, links, Videos, Pictures and so on.
One of the major challenges that hiring professionals face during weekend drives is to follow up with candidates, remind them about their schedule, ask them to bring in the required documents and also follow up again on the day of the weekend drive. Allo can help you do it all. All you have to type in the required instructions and that’s it 🙂 Simple right.
And guess what, post the event Allo can send in thank you note to all those who have attended the recruitment drive. To make things more interesting, Allo can also send the list of Final Selects to the Delivery Manager. That’s amazing stuff. All this possible just by typing 😉
Here are a few more examples that might help you to leverage Google Allo:
So how many of you actually tried it out!!! Did it work for you? Yes, No!!! Before you remove me from your friends list, let me confess; this does not work as of now. But this will soon be a reality and HR will benefit a lot from this. Getting Data will not be boring anymore. It will be just a chat away. (Was tempted to use this line “Data is the new OIL”)
Would be great to know your views, comments and suggestions on any other ways in which Allo or any other Assistant apps can helps our HR community.
Who dare wins!!! Have you read this before? I’m sure most of you would have. It’s been long since I have been reading and hearing all sorts of things about “Do we need HR” “Can companies live without HR Function” and so on. Thanks to the so called tons and tons of HR Jargons that are being used these days, to confuse us and employees too. As they say, if you can’t convince, confuse them 😉 Let me take this opportunity to just say this : HR = HUMAN Resource “As long as we have Humans on earth (Soon Mars), they would need HR” That’s a BOLD statement right? Well, that’s the need of the hour and a fact too.
So, enough of convincing (Not Confusing) you all. Following post is all about getting to know the pulse of passionate working professionals about their views on “The Bold New HR”. This is an interesting theme that SHRM India has come up with this year for their Annual Event.
Let’s get started. There were just 3 questions that were asked to the audience and all they had to do was cast their vote. There were NOJARGONS used, nor was it an alien language, it was pure simple and to the point questions. Here you go:
Now that the results are out, I’m sure there would be loads of analysis, views, comments and suggestions. Feel free to add in your thoughts in the comments section of the blog. This will also help us as a HR community learn from each other.
PS : Do follow #SHRMI16 for some amazing insights around this BOLD theme – Dare : A Bold New HR
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” ~ Albert Einstein
“If you can’t explain in 140 characters, you don’t understand it well enough” ~ Kunjal Kamdar
It was time for the 3rd edition of TechHR and time to meet, learn and connect with the Who’s Who of the HR community. PeopleMatters as always managed to bring in amazing speakers, topics and provide a common learning platform for HR folks. Considering we all have a short attention span (Reading too); following are the tweets aka 140 Characters.
Here you go:
Hope this collection of tweets might help you gain some interesting insights from the world of TechHR. In case you are on Twitter, you can also connect with the speakers in 140 characters right here : goo.gl/uYtxnJ
Looking forward to your views, comments and thoughts around TechHR16.
It was that time of the year when both employee and employers were nervous. Yes, you guessed it right – Appraisal Discussion. I was all set with my list of achievements, awards, target achieved, appreciation mails etc. But there was this unpleasant silence in the room. Yet, I managed to keep a check on my nerves.
Soon the conference door opened and I was now in front of my manager. IT showed no emotions, no smile, no frowning, no nothing. Just a straight face. I was ready with my list and the discussion went on and on. IT did not sweat, nor did it take any breaks between the questions. IT was very clear, to the point, absolutely precise. It was a boring discussion for me and I was glad when it ended. But it did not end well for my manager. IT had crashed by the end of the discussion. My only concern was that IT should have saved this discussion or else I would have to go through the torture.
If you haven’t guessed it by now, let me tell you that the IT I have been talking about is a ROBOT. I won’t be surprised to see robots as our bosses. Perhaps, we will report to them, they will appraise us and who knows, FIRE us too!
But my curiosity (aka problem) is bigger than this.
– Will we, as employees, manage to work in harmony with robots?
– Will robots have the authority to fire employees (Us, humans)?!
– Will there be new policy that will protect robot’s interests?
– Will there be situations when humans will file a case against a robot for being unfair or being biased?
I’m pretty damn moved and imagining such situation. What about you? Share your views, ideas and apprehensions about this; not that far from reality, are we? 🙂